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Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & Research, 2018
We use a novel database of the preservice apprenticeships ("student teaching placements") of teachers in Washington State to investigate the relationship between mentor effectiveness (as measured by value added) and the future effectiveness of their mentees. We find a strong, positive relationship between the effectiveness of a teacher's…
Descriptors: Mentors, Productivity, Apprenticeships, Labor Market
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
"Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley Elementary Mathematics" is a core mathematics curriculum for students in prekindergarten through grade 6. The program aims to improve students' understanding of key math concepts through problem-solving instruction, hands-on activities, and math problems that involve reading and writing. The curriculum…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Achievement
Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2011
In this technical report, we document the results of a cross-validation study designed to identify optimal cut-scores for the use of the easyCBM[R] mathematics test in the state of Washington. A large sample, randomly split into two groups of roughly equal size, was used for this study. Students' performance classification on the Washington state…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Mathematics Tests, Prediction, Measurement Techniques
Washington State Board of Education, 2010
To spotlight effective practices, the Washington State Board of Education (SBE) is highlighting schools that are closing achievement gaps and performing at high levels. In 2009, SBE partnered with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to create the Washington Accountability Index. The Index is a new way to measure schools'…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Recognition (Achievement), Low Income Groups, Graduation Rate
Goldhaber, Dan; Liddle, Stephanie; Theobald, Roddy; Walch, Joe – Center for Education Data & Research, 2010
Stories about the importance of teacher effectiveness for student achievement are currently ubiquitous in the media (Gladwell 2008; Kristoff 2009; Felch et al 2010). Teacher quality is also the focus of significant national efforts and investments. A growing body of quantitative research supports the focus on teacher and teacher effectiveness.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Credentials
Nese, Joseph F. T.; Lai, Cheng-Fei; Anderson, Daniel; Jamgochian, Elisa M.; Kamata, Akihito; Saez, Leilani; Park, Bitnara J.; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2010
In this technical report, data are presented on the practical utility, reliability, and validity of the easyCBM[R] mathematics (2009-2010 version) measures for students in grades 3-8 within four districts in two states. Analyses include: minimum acceptable within-year growth; minimum acceptable year-end benchmark performance; internal and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Mathematics Tests, Test Reliability, Test Validity
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
"Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley Elementary Mathematics" is a core curriculum for students at all ability levels in prekindergarten through grade 6. The program supports students' understanding of key math concepts and skills and covers a range of mathematical content across grades. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed 12 studies on…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students
Popejoy, Kate – Online Submission, 2009
NO LIMIT! (New Outcomes: Learning Improvement in Mathematics Integrating Technology) in Washington state was a six-year initiative originally designed to enhance mathematics teaching and learning in the middle grades through integration of technology, alignment of pedagogical practice with NCTM standards, and strong mentorship of teachers. The…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Technology
Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2009
The intent of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 is to hold schools accountable for ensuring that all their students achieve mastery in reading and math, with a particular focus on groups that have traditionally been left behind. Under NCLB, states submit accountability plans to the U.S. Department of Education detailing the rules and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators, Federal Programs
Cronin, John; Dahlin, Michael; Xiang, Yun; McCahon, Donna – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2009
The intent of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 is to hold schools accountable for ensuring that all their students achieve mastery in reading and math, with a particular focus on groups that have traditionally been left behind. Under NCLB, states have leeway to: (1) Craft their own academic standards, select their own tests, and define…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators, Federal Programs
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This general achievement trends profile includes information that the Center on Education Policy (CEP) and the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) obtained from states from fall 2008 through April 2009. Included herein are: (1) Bullet points summarizing key findings about achievement trends in that state at three performance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Educational Legislation
Abbott, Martin; Hart, Christopher; Lybrand, Jasmine; Nouri, Leila – Washington School Research Center, 2009
The purpose of this report is to discuss the continuing difficulties school leaders and students face as they grapple with the "achievement gap" among students of different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Several years ago, researchers at the Washington School Research Center sought to evaluate the "unique contribution of low…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Ethnicity, Low Income Groups, Socioeconomic Influences